The first item in the collection consists of a complete set of seven Marine Band harmonicas in the natural keys of C, G, D, F, A, B, and E, which have been played and hand-signed by Bob Dylan. The harmonicas are displayed in an inlaid ebony presentation box, handcrafted exclusively for Bob Dylan with his distinctive “Eye” logo on the lid. An internationally renowned photgraph of Bob Dylan by Daniel Kramer is framed in the box lid. A letter from the President of Hohner, Inc., is included, confirming authenticity. Twenty-five sets of these exist worldwide.What happens when you join a 151-year-old musical instrument manufacturer with one of the world’s most legendary musicians who happens to be the single most influential harmonica player in the annals of popular music? You make history, of course! Throughout his iconic career, Bob Dylan has maintained a special relationship with the Hohner company, showcasing their harmonicas in his music. Hohner is now honoring that association by offering a collection of limited edition, hand-signed Marine Band harmonicas to the public. This is a complete set of seven Marine Band harmonicas in the natural keys of C, G, D, F, A, B, and E, which have been played and hand-signed by Bob Dylan. The harmonicas are displayed in an inlaid ebony box, handcrafted exclusively for Bob Dylan. Limited to twenty-five sets worldwide, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Bob Dylan fans.

An Exclusive Interview with Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan talks to Scott Emmerman, Director Of Marketing and Sales for Hohner USA

When did you get started playing harp?
“When I was in high school”

Which came first for you, the guitar or the harp?
“The guitar”

Having played both wood & plastic comb harmonicas, which do you prefer & why?
“I like the more natural feel of the wood”

Who are some of your main musical influences on harmonica?
“Wayne Raney, Little Walter, & Jimmy Reed”

What are some of your personal favorite harmonica tunes performed by other artists?
“Roller Coaster” by Little Walter, “Going Down the Road” by Woody Guthrie, & “Freight Train Boogie” by the Delmore Bros. featuring Wayne Raney”

Tell us about your experiences with the harmonica “rack.” When did you first start using one?
“When I was performing solo in coffee houses. I got the approach from Woody Guthrie… it really gave a coffee house performer more variety to be able to keep the rhythm on guitar while playing the harp.”

How did you adapt your playing style when using it?
“Well, you play a more chordal thing, as opposed to the single note style of folks like Little Walter.”

Does the harmonica play a role in your songwriting process?
“No”

How do you feel your harmonica playing has influenced today’s players?
“I’m not sure it has”

Are there any young harmonica players today that capture your attention?
“Not really. But I hope one comes along soon.”

What advice would you give to a beginning harp player?
“Listen to Little Walter, Wayne Raney and Jimmy Reed!”

Hohner & Bob Dylan. A Historic Collaboration.

A complete set of seven Marine Band harmonicas in the natural keys of C, G, D, F, A, B, and E, which have been played and hand-signed by Bob Dylan. Click to enlarge.

Inlaid ebony box, also handcrafted for Bob Dylan. Click to enlarge.

The Dylan Legacy
Bob Dylan, the venerated American singer-songwriter, author, poet and disc jockey, has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. During his career, Bob Dylan has won awards for his songwriting, performing, and recording, earning him eleven Grammys (and a Lifetime Achievement Award), Kennedy Center Honors and an Academy Award. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, Bob Dylan was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”

The Bob Dylan Hand Signed Natural Key Set
This collection consists of a complete set of seven Marine Band harmonicas in the natural keys of C, G, D, F, A, B, and E, which have been played and hand-signed by Bob Dylan. The harmonicas are displayed in an inlaid ebony presentation box, handcrafted exclusively for Bob Dylan with his distinctive “Eye” logo on the lid. An internationally renowned photgraph of Bob Dylan by Daniel Kramer is framed in the box lid. A letter from the President of Hohner, Inc., is included, confirming authenticity. Twenty-five sets of these exist worldwide.

About Marine Band Harmonicas
Internationally recognized by players for its simple beauty and resonant tone, this is the most famous harmonica in the world. The pearwood body, solid brass plates, and patented cover design produce a musical quality that, when first heard in 1896, brought the Marine Band immediate popularity. This is the model that helped to create the sound of the Blues, Country, Folk, and Rock.

Hohner Harmonicas–The Proven Choice
Hohner–the world’s biggest manufacturer of harmonicas–has proudly maintained a tradition of high quality instrument making. Their mission is to offer a diverse range of models designed to meet the needs of every musician in today’s musical climate.

Tireless investment in research and development, combined with knowledge that has been cultivated for decades, ensures the company’s high quality standards. By working in close cooperation with the most renowned professional harmonica players, Hohner ensures that their instruments remain on the cutting edge of the industry. An up-to-date manufacturing process uses special alloys and precise stamping and milling tools to produce reeds of optimal sound quality, responsiveness and longevity.

Hohner’s long standing dedication to harmonica excellence has inspired a loyal following among players from all walks of life; young and old, amateur and professional.

What’s in the Box
Seven Marine Band harmonicas in the natural keys of C, G, D, F, A, B, and E, Presentation box, Letter of authenticity

Product Features

  • Played and Hand Signed by Bob Dylan
  • Set of 7 Hohner Marine Band Harmonicas
  • Comes with an attractive presentation case
  • Keys of A, B, C, D, E, F and G
  • Made in Germany